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Najas Guadalupensis (Guppy Grass) (Southern Waternymph)

Najas Guadalupensis is a fast growing floating plant. It is native to the Americas and in some places is considered an invasive weed. It can be planted in the substrate and can grow roots in that situation. However, it is more often grown as a floating aquatic plant. It can be very useful for protecting fish fry as it gives nice cover for them from larger fish. It also can help suck excess nitrates or ammonia from aquarium water.

It can break easily and spreads by these broken segments. It prefers software water with lower ph values. It is typically considered an easy aquarium plant to grow and will grow with low light levels. (Where some floating plants such as Hornwort prefer brighter light and will lose needles in lower light situations, guppy grass will not suffer such breakdowns in lower light situations.)

It should survive in a temperature range between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

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April 12, 2011 - 11:31 PM